Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, we want all our valued clients to understand the importance of a strong, supporting base to any hardscape project. The compacted base material is critical to the overall durability and structure of your hardscape project and is essential to its long lifespan.

When setting out to perform a hardscape project, you must first decide upon the project itself as well as its design and location. Once you have determined where you want to install your hardscape, the first step in the project is performing a proper excavation of the ground area. That is where the team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes comes in. Our team of skilled professionals will begin by identifying and marking utility lines and wires. In preparing your project base, we will extend the base beyond the finished project size.

Our specialists will give much focus to the depth of the base material as well and ensure that it is capable of facilitating drainage as needed. There are elements that impact any hardscape project, including, but not limited to, local soil conditions which can outwardly impact the depth that is needed for your project. Our team will ensure the appropriate depths required for a successful hardscape project. Each of these components plays a vital role in proper compacted base material and in setting the stage for your hardscape project.


The pros here at Harpeth Valley Hardscape possess all the years of experience, know-how and commitment needed to perform 100% customer satisfied hardscape projects that contribute to the enhanced aesthetic appeal of your home and property. Our team will prepare the compacted base material and remedy any concerns for the growth of weeds. In order to prevent weeds from growing we give attention to the type of soil used with your project avoiding soil that can result in poor draining. Next, we install a layer of geo-textile on the bottom and place a granular base on top of the geo-textile. Geo-textile serves as a barrier to stabilize and stop any clay from mixing or interfering with the sub base materials we use.

At Harpeth Valley Hardscapes our highly skilled and trained specialists then use our state-of-the-art plate compactors to compact base materials. If we find the base material is too dry, we will add sufficient water which will help to minimize the dust created in the compaction process and will greatly add to the efficiency of the overall compaction. Our team of specialists will set in place a thick layer of base material sand and will also create necessary slopes for drainage. In addition, they will take every precaution to ensure that all base materials are properly compacted.

Once we have fully compacted base material in place that serves as a solid base, we then move forward with the actual hardscape installation. Our team of skilled specialists is committed to installing a secure and sturdy base that is able to properly and effectively support any project. A properly compacted base will also contribute to the lifespan of the hardscape project as well. Effective and proper compacting of base material is a vital first step in the process providing a strong foundation for a hardscape installation. When base materials are not compacted properly, the probability of a failed installation is increased.


Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, our team of professionals is steadfast in their commitment to meet the individual needs of all our valued clients. There is truly no project too big or too small for our highly skilled and experienced team of specialists. Our team takes pride in the top-rated hardscape services we provide and in delivering a strong foundation of properly compacted base material needed for any hardscape project. For your next home improvement hardscape project, look to the pros here at Harpeth Valley Hardscape. We look forward to serving all our Brentwood clients and those in the surrounding areas as well. Contact one of our team members today to learn more about our top-rated hardscape services or to schedule your free consultation!

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